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Kimball Family Papers
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Kimball Family Papers
consist of deeds, receipts, insurance policies, probate documents, and other
materials created by William Kimball (1758-1833) and his son, William Kimball, Jr.
SERIES I. Deeds SERIES II. Receipts SERIES III. Insurance Policies SERIES IV. Probate Documents SERIES V. Miscellaneous Material
Scope and Content Note
The Kimball Family Papers consist of deeds, receipts,
insurance policies, probate documents, and other materials created by William
Kimball (1758-1833) and his son, William Kimball, Jr. (1790-1855). This collection
is divided into five series.
Series I. Deeds includes the sale of one-half of a
woodlot in Methuen, Mass., by William Kimball, Sr. to Joseph Williams; the sale of a
pew in the Second Congregational (North) Church to William Kimball, Jr., from Porter
Russell; and a deed for a plot of land in Newburyport from Thomas Davis to William
Series II. Receipts includes a small account book for the
year 1832, receipts for tuition, furniture, including a coffin, and a request for 24
Series III. Insurance Policies include five policies
issued to William Kimball, Jr. for property in Newburyport.
Series IV. Probate Documents includes a bill of sale
for a tract of land in Bradford to William Kimball from the estate of Jesse Johnson,
and the appointment of William Kimball, Jr. as administrator of the estate of his
Series V. Miscellaneous Material contains a booklet,
The Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Second
Congregational Church in Newburyport, and a recipe for coloring gold and
making silver solder.
William Kimball (1758-1833) was born in Bradford,
Massachusetts, on 10 May 1758, the son of Nathan and Susanna(h) George Kimball.
Kimball lived most of his life in Newburyport, Mass., and is listed as both a
cordwainer and yeoman. He married Hannah Gallashan in Newburyport on 25 November
1784; they had four children: one son and three daughters. He died in Bradford on 1
William Kimball, Jr. (1790-1855) was born in Newburyport,
Massachusetts, on 31 January 1790 and married Mary Coll(e)y on 6 November 1814. Ten
children are listed in the Newburyport Vital Records. The family moved to Avon,
Connecticut, sometime after 1836. Kimball, Jr. died there on 28 December 1855.
William Kimball, Jr. was listed as both a goldsmith and trader.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Kimball, William, 1758-1833
Kimball, William, 1790-1855
Second Congregational Church (Newburyport, Mass.)
Executors and administrators
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex
This material was purchased on July 16, 2002 (acc # 28,536). A booklet, Constitution
and Laws of the Independent Fire Society (Newburyport, Mass., 1832) was removed and
cataloged into the print collection.
Collection processed by Robert F. Craig, August 2003.
Currier, John J. The History of Newburyport, Massachusetts:
1764-1905. Reprint; Somersworth, N. H.: New Hampshire Publishing Co.,
Morrison, Leonard A. and Sharples, Stephen P. History of
the Kimball Family in America from 1634 to1897. Reprint; Interlaken, N. Y.: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1981.
Vital Records of Bradford, Massachusetts.
Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907.
Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Salem,
Mass.: Essex Institute, 1911.